National food and nutrition education conference

National food and nutrition education conference

The first National food and nutrition education conference will be held in London on 2 February 2019. Find out more information and book your place here.

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National food and nutrition education conference

The first Food – a fact of life National food and nutrition education conference for primary and secondary teachers will take place on 2 February 2019. The conference is aimed at trainee, new, non-specialist and experienced teachers and will provide insight into the national food and nutrition issues that impact the lives and education of children and young people. There will be presentations from experts in the fields of nutrition, education, food and farming, food science, classroom management and cooking.

There will be sessions dedicated to teaching pupils in the primary and secondary phases.

Representatives of the Awarding Organisations for 14-18 qualifications will also be attending on the day to answer any questions teachers may have.

This half day conference is being offered to teachers at a greatly subsidised rate of £20 per person. Cost includes refreshments and a light lunch.

Conference programme

Key note sessions (primary and secondary)

• Food and nutrition in schools and child health – Roy Ballam, Managing Director and Head of Education, British Nutrition Foundation

• Cooking for life – Nicole Pisani, Head Chef, Chefs in Schools

• Food security, provenance and quality in the UK – David Swales, Head of Strategic Insight, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

Primary sessions

• Healthy Eating: Bringing the Eatwell Guide to life – Alex White, Assistant Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

• Food safety in the primary classroom – Frances Meek, Senior Education Officer, British Nutrition Foundation

• Focus on cooking – a practical session – Claire Theobald, Education Services Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

• Resources and training

Secondary sessions

• Food and You consumer survey – Lucy King, Senior Social Science Research Officer, Food Standards Agency

• Food science in action – Anil de Sequeira, Institute of Food Science and Technology

• Food portions (new research) – Bridget Benelam, Nutrition Communications Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

• Resources and training

To book your place at the conference, click here